Take our movement classes at PearlArts Studios! Learn a variety of movement styles from professional dancers--what a deal! Scroll down to see our full list of classes. Pay at the door or pre-register below. Email email@example.com for scholarship opportunities for teens (13 -17)!
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Gaga with Maree ReMalia
September 7 & 21
October 5 & 19
November 2 & 16
All Classes 9:00-10:00 AM
$12/class or $65 full 6-class series
The Gaga movement language originated from the belief in the healing, dynamic, ever-changing power of movement. Choreographer, Ohad Naharin, developed Gaga over the course of many years and it is now applied in the daily practice of Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company. This 1-hour class provides a framework for discovering and strengthening your body and adding flexibility, stamina, and agility while lightening the senses and imagination. Gaga raises awareness of physical weaknesses, awakens numb areas, exposes physical fixations, and offers ways for their elimination. This class is for students ages 16+. Observers are not permitted in class. http://gagapeople.com/english/
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If you like the dance in Beyoncé and Rihanna music videos this is the class for you! We will teach an up-rock, commercial hip-hop dance class with a touch of drama. No experience necessary, just come ready to dance and turn it up!
PDMR | slowdanger open-level movement class
Sunday, October 8 | 3-5pm
Sunday, October 22 | 6-8pm
$5-10 Suggested Donation
All levels of experience welcomed. Register at the door.
Offered as part of PearlDiving Movement Residency, slowdanger's open level workshops are an ever-evolving movement experience, investigating a blend of improvisational and structured methodologies. Inspired by their shared studies in somatic practices, BodyMindCentering, Laban Movement Analysis, Movement Theater, Mime, Gaga, and composition studies, participants will investigate non-verbal processing mechanisms through ontological examination, physiological centering, and kinesthetic awareness. Following an imagery prompted, somatic intuitive warm-up geared towards efficiency of joints, muscles, and breath; participants enter directed studies in group, duo, and independent improvisation. Participants will be opened to explore connections to the body, sound, and their environment. These connections are used to play, investigate, explore and regenerate the self.
Davalois Fearon Dance Master Class
Thursday, October 12
Join our PearlDiving Movement Residency Artist for a masterclass! Space is limited; register online to reserve your spot!
Davalois Fearon’s class moves between styles and techniques that are as rooted in her Jamaican background as in her master’s level academic training and professional dance career. She revels in the chance to introduce new perspectives and thinking. This is reflected in her richly diverse movement vocabulary, through which she creates visual imagery that is fluid yet detailed, assertive yet thoughtful. Fearon’s class begins with a warm up that draws from Petronio, ballet, Bartenieff, Cunningham, Graham, and Horton; incorporated with improvisation and reggae/dancehall. This is followed by an across-the-floor phrase that focuses on musicality and the clear articulation of movement while traveling through space. The class culminates with a center-floor phrase that encourages dancers to express their own unique movement style, while applying the principles introduced in the warm up and across-the-floor phrases. Fearon’s class will help dancers become more versatile movers. Basic dance training is highly recommended.
More about Davalois Fearon and the PearlDiving Movement Residency here.
Street Styles with Teena Marie
December 7, 14, & 21
Join us for this four-series Street Styles class with Teena Marie Custer! See the list of classes below:
Street Dance Sampler- Learn the foundational movement vocabulary behind popping, locking, breaking, house, waacking, and hip hop with this fun cardio class. This class is a great introduction to various street styles in addition to learning important historical and cultural references of each form. No experience necessary.
Hip Hop- This class will teach students about groove, musicality, and freestyling while learning terminology of various hip hop vocabulary.
House- This class will introduce students to the feeling of this club style dance. Students will learn various house footwork steps, and how to manipulate them in order to find originality and style.
Waacking- students will be introduced to various concepts in this disco -born funkstyle dance such as grooving, posing, and basic arm patterns.
Adult Ballet Club
September 28-November 16
FALL REGISTRATION FULL. NO DROP-INS.
So you think you can dance? We do too!! With this 8-week workshop, anyone can learn to dance! Adult Ballet Club is open to beginner and intermediate-beginner level dancers who want to learn the art of ballet. Lead by ballet instructor Andrew Blight, this fun club will take students through ballet technique, musicality and rhythm. At the end of this 8-week workshop will be a showcase to share your new moves with friends, family, and community members. Class is from 6:15-7:30, followed by 30 minutes of choreography!
Rotating Company Class
Beginning October 3
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 9:00-10:15 AM
Instructor: Staycee Pearl, Company Members, & Special Guests
Cost: $12/class | $6 for teens (17 & under)
No two classes are the same! Conditioning and repertory phrase works taught by Staycee, company members, and special instructors. *Different rate may apply for some guest instructor classes.
Beginning October 4
Wednesdays | 9:00-10:00 AM
Instructor: Andrew Blight
Cost: $12/class | $6 for teens (17 & under)
Join STAYCEE PEARL dance project dancers in company ballet classes focusing on technique, alignment, holistic movement consciousness, and performance quality. Refine your skills and awareness with our professional team. Wednesday mornings are ballet with Andrew Blight. For intermediate-advanced dancers.